Notes: More from the same interview with Yale Environment360, about how Dr. Hayhoe talks to church groups and conservatives:
"...people [are] really taking the stewardship message to heart, that we have this planet that we need to care for.
"And also just identifying things we have in common. We all want a better world for our children, we all think it's good to conserve our natural resources and not be wasteful, we all want to be able to invest in our economy and not be held hostage to foreign oil.
"We are going to run out of these resources sometime in the future, and shouldn't we be conserving them for the things that we really need them for in the future rather than running through them like there's no tomorrow? So I think the key is to focus on the issues we already agree on, the values we already have in common, and from there to progress to saying, 'Well, aren't there some more reasonable things we can do that agree with those same conservative values?'
Who doesn’t want economic investment? Who doesn’t want renewable sources of energy? Who doesn’t want cleaner air and water and a thriving economy? Who doesn’t agree that we should be conservative with what we have?—Katharine Hayhoe.